|Leslie S. Richards|
|Member of the Montgomery County
Board of Commissioners
January 3, 2012
Serving with Bruce Castor and Josh Shapiro
|Born||June 20, 1973|
|Residence||Whitemarsh Township, Pennsylvania|
|Alma mater||Brown University
University of Pennsylvania
Leslie Richards member of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners.
Personal life and education
Richards earned a bachelor's degree in economics and urban studies from Brown University, and a master's degree in regional planning from the University of Pennsylvania. She has three children with her husband, Ira.
Richards was elected to the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners in 2011. Her election, along with that of fellow Democrat Josh Shapiro, marked the first time in over a century that Democrats controlled the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners. Richards serves as Montgomery County's representative on the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission. Richards also serves on the board of SEPTA.
Pennsylvania political operatives have mentioned Richards as a potential Congressional candidate in Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district. Richards declined to run for the seat after incumbent Congressman Jim Gerlach retired in 2014.
- "Leslie S. Richards, Vice Chair". Montgomery County. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
- Finarelli, Linda (4 February 2011). "Whitemarsh Supervisor Leslie Richards runs for county commissioner". Montgomery Media. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
- Simmoneau, Ben (3 January 2012). "Democrats Take Control Of Montgomery County For First Time In A Century". CBS. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
- Powell, David (20 January 2012). "Leslie Richards Selected for DVRPC". Bryn Mawr Patch. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
- "SEPTA Board Member Named 'Woman Of The Year' By Local Organization". SEPTA. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
- Cahn, Emily (30 January 2014). "In Pa., House Democrats Are Really Ready for Hillary". Roll Call. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
- "Leslie Richards won't run for Gerlach seat". Philly.com. 13 January 2014. Retrieved 10 February 2014.